SAN JOSE, Calif. – Malik Story scored 23 of his career-high 29 points after halftime and Nevada rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat San Jose State 84-76 in overtime on Saturday night.
Story scored 12 points in a five-minute stretch of the second half that brought the Wolf Pack (10-14, 7-4 WAC) back from the brink. Olek Czyz added 15 points.
San Jose State's Adrian Oliver, the nation's fourth-leading scorer, had 30 points before fouling out in the waning moments of the second half. He gave the Spartans (11-12, 3-9) a 70-68 edge after converting a three-point play with 1:24 left in the regulation, but his foul allowed Czyz to tie the game with a pair of free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining.
The Spartans led 25-10 with 8:31 left in the first half but scored five points the rest of the way, allowing Nevada to crawl within 32-27 by halftime.